Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Hourly rate Helen Borrie 2005-10-24T14:30:35Z
At 02:09 PM 24/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:

>I said TIME is perfect because of it is restricted as 24H.
>
>I said TIME is perfect because it is stabil.
>
>I am a retired programmer,
>never mind me here, and help to Arnaldo please. ;)

I would be astonished if Arnaldo is not TOTALLY confused with all these
cosmic semantics and philosophy, which have precisely NOTHING to do with
his problem, which was how to establish elapsed time.

All Arnaldo needs to calculate elapsed time is to store two TIMESTAMP
values, a start timestamp and an end timestamp. He subtracts the start
timestamp from the end timestamp, which will give him the elapsed time in
days. If he wants to convert it to hours, he can multiply it by 24.

The TIME d a t a t y p e is not suitable for this kind of
calculation. Use a TIMESTAMP.

Ali, I can see you've had some fun, but the weekend is now over, so no more
cosmic debates here, please. Perhaps you and Martijn can arrange to meet
in IRC #philosophy and continue your debate there.

^heLen